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  1. Hi there! Two doggo mama here

    Attention All New Members
    Hi there! I'm new. We have always rescued dogs, most have been older. Now that we have kids, we decided to get a puppy. We've had dogs and cats all my life. :) So why am I here? Well...the puppy. She's 4 months old. We've never had a dog like this one. She is a "potcake," a rescue from Puerto...
  2. Guilty About Crate Training

    Dog Training Forum
    I have an 8 week old whippet, Winnie. I'm on about day 5 of crate training and it's taking its toll both physical and emotionally. I lose many hours of sleep which sucks, but worse is the feeling of guilt I get while my little pup is howling away in the early AM. She sounds miserable, but I've...
  3. HELP - First Time Puppy Owners - Losing Our Minds for Multiple Reasons

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi all, Bear with me on the length of the post, there is a lot to explain about our situation and I have a lot to get off my chest! Just under two months ago My girlfriend and I got an Aussie Puppy. We fell in love with him when we met him, and brought him home. We were so excited and felt so...
  4. Play Barking at 3 am and Play Biting

    Dog Training Forum
    I grew up with sighthounds, so I rarely had to deal with barking. Myrrh is my first non sighthound dog, being a mix of everything under the sun. She's 11 weeks old and a real cutie. She's getting better with her play biting... except when I'm in the bedroom, trying to sleep. She launches herself...
  5. Advice for barking and leash aggressive small dog?

    Dog Training Forum
    I recently adopted Ginger, a 5-6 year old, small mixed breed (poodle and some sort of terrier). I was told that before being in a foster home for a month, she was in a shelter who had picked her up as a stray. They believe she was a stray for about a year. Other than that I have no idea about...
  6. Dog won't stop barking at my father.

    Dog Training Forum
    My 11 month old small dog is quiet most of the time. He might bark every now and then at a noise or a stranger the 5 second before he falls in love with them and he barks at the opossum that come around at night. But he won't stop barking at my dad. They get along great. He especially loves my...
  7. Separation Anxiety After Move

    Dog Training Forum
    Hello, I need help with my dog's separation anxiety after a move. She is a maltese/chihuahua mix just over a year old. She has always had separation anxiety when she was a puppy, we moved in January and she still had separation anxiety at the new place. I was consistent in walking her, turning...
  8. Dog Barking when Not Allowed to Do Things!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello all, I just got a Corgi puppy, there is an area in my room where all my wires lie. I do not want him going into this area. What I have done is stand in front of it (after taking him out of the area) and say "no" in a soft, firm voice. He looks at me, barks, and bites my toes. I am not...
  9. Puppy Leash Reactivity

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I have a 6 month old cocker spaniel/chihuahua mix named Osha... She's full of energy, loves everyone and is very smart! We've been training her from the minute we got her (at 4 months)-- she knows many commands and responds well. We've been socializing her like crazy, too. I've taken her on the...
  10. Neutered vs. intact male aggression, or bad at playing? (Samoyed)

    Dog Training Forum
    Hello everyone, this is my first time posting here. [Background] So I have a 1.5 year old male Samoyed who is neutered. He has had bad luck with meeting other dogs in the past. Many times while the dogs are sniffing each other, the other dogs will start growling or barking at Albert. He hasn't...
  11. Who Is She Protecting?

    General Dog Forum
    I've just been wondering about something. Naima is not aggressive, but when she sees or hears something that doesn't seem "right" to her she does bark (she does have kind of a high-pitched, aggravated little bark for things like not being able to get at a ball that's rolled under a chair or...
  12. Japanese Chin vs Papillon dogs ( shedding & barking )

    General Dog Forum
    This is a question for any owners (current or former) of Japanese chins and/or Papillon dogs... I live in an apt, working (mostly) from home, with a (dog-friendly) park just down the street from me. I am moderately active and enjoy being outdoors (when the weather allows). (I live in the...
  13. Naima is Finding Her Voice (and it's loud!)

    Dog Training Forum
    Naima's now just about 7 mos. old. Aside from some occasional barking in her crate (generally doesn't last too long) and some other random times every so often, she hasn't been a big barker. In the past week or so, though, she's been finding more things to bark at. Last night in bed she did it...
  14. Early morning barking and whining

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi I have a 9 month old lab that is outside during the day and has a sheltered pen to sleep in at night. When we are home she will come inside and we have no problems with her going outside at night. She goes straight to be done and sleeps. The issue is the morning. As soon as the sun...
  15. Responding to Good Instincts

    Dog Training Forum
    Naima (now 6 months old) LOVES pretty much everyone. With everyone she meets, male or female, young or old, it's as if she's being reunited with a long-lost best friend. Only once in the past, about a month ago, as we were out walking at dusk, did she bark at anyone--a young man who suddenly...
  16. Two more training questions--quiet at school, and people-training re: greeting

    Dog Training Forum
    I could use a few suggestions on two more things, if anyone cares to share: 1. I've been taking Naima to Intermediate obedience classes at Petsmart. She does quite well, considering that it's her first class and she's younger and quite a bit smaller than most of the other dogs in the class...
  17. Dog with destructive behavior

    Attention All New Members
    Before I start: I rescued Comet (yorkie/bison terrier mix) as a 4 month old puppy at the local animal shelter. He is a good, loving dog. He is my best friend, we do everything together. Unfortunately he has an excessive barking problem when put in a cage if I'm not home. If i am home he just...
  18. Do I praise the puppy when he is quiet in the crate

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    My puppy, like many others, cries when first put in the crate. It can reach a howl or a bark, but he settles down after five or ten minutes. I've used a voice activated recorder to test this and he quiets down when I leave the house after five minutes. I find that when I am at home, though, he...
  19. New (Barking) Puppy and Angry Neighbor

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    My boyfriend and I live in Brooklyn, in a very, very dog friendly building (there are tons of dogs, and even a grooming room) and got a puppy about a week ago. As puppies are wont to do, she has cried periodically at night. In preparation for this, we left a note on our door saying that she was...
  20. My dog is destroying my sleep and indirectly my health

    General Dog Forum
    My dog cannot get through the night without needing to relieve himself. I would be quite happy for him to toilet on some newspaper or a puppy mat, so that's not the issue. It's the fact that he barks until I wake up to discover that he's already relieved himself. Then once he realises I am...
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